Develop and Validate Ultrasonic Device for Osteoporotic Fracture Risk Assessment (BUSS03)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 14, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 15, 2012
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Mayo Clinic
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Artann Laboratories

Brief Summary:
Study to demonstrate that the Bone UltraSonic Scanner (BUSS) can aid in detection of osteoporosis and predict prevalent osteoporotic fractures. Measurements derived from the BUSS parameters will be able to discriminate between postmenopausal women with osteoporotic fractures when compared to matched controls without history of osteoporotic fracture.

Condition or disease
Osteoporosis Fracture Aging

Detailed Description:
One of several studies to develop and clinically validate a novel ultrasonographic device, BUSS, for the assessment of osteoporosis and fracture risk.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 113 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Portable Ultrasonometer for Osteoporosis Assessment: Retrospective Fracture Risk Validation Study, Version #1
Study Start Date : May 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2012

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With osteoporotic fracture
Approximately 100 postmenopausal women that have been enrolled in a population-based case-control study that have experienced a clinically-diagnosed fracture of thoracolumbar spine or distal forearm due to minimal or moderate trauma based on review on their inpatient and outpatient medical records will be enrolled.
Without osteoporotic fracture
Approximately 100 control women will have no history of a prior spine, hip, or wrist fracture.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine whether BUSS testing is equivalent or superior to DXA for fracture risk assessment in postmenopausal women. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Both groups

Inclusion Criteria:

  • postmenopausal women with osteoporotic fracture at spine or wrist
  • postmenopausal women no history of fracture at spine or wrist

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women with a history of metabolic disease
  • stroke
  • tibia fracture or surgery
  • BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2
  • Teriparatide use currently or within the past 6 months,
  • Any skin issues (open wounds or rashes, and/or skin infections) of the tibial area.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01123421

United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Artann Laboratories
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator: Armen Sarvazyan, Ph.D., D.Sc. Artann Laboratories, Inc.

Responsible Party: Artann Laboratories Identifier: NCT01123421     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BUSS03
2R44AG017400 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 14, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 15, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012

Keywords provided by Artann Laboratories:
fracture risk
bone mineral density
waveform profiles

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Osteoporotic Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases